The Habitat for Humanity-Wheeling Area Board of Directors announced Monday plans to begin construction on a new house for a Wheeling woman and her three children.
At a news conference held Monday afternoon, Bob Kennen, board president, said the Habitat Partner Family is headed by a working mother, who asks she not be identified, who has chosen a site on Thirty-Third Street in South Wheeling for the construction. She and her children currently reside in an apartment on Wheeling Heights.
The project will be named "The Soroptimist House" for the major manpower and financial support that the Soroptimist Society has given the organization this year. Major financial support also has been received from WesBanco Bank.
Kennen explained the 2012 construction project is being undertaken to commemorate the 25th anniversary celebration of Habitat for Humanity of West Virginia. The Wheeling Habitat group's last project was completed in 2009.
"The board is seeking donors and volunteers to help us make this new ‘build' as successful as possible," Kennen said. "Monetary donations, large and small, will be recognized. Work crew volunteers will be sought as well."